Sports Television

PCCW vows channels won't go blank in HK

Talks between ESPN Star Sports and PCCW on broadcasting rights remain deadlocked, but PCCW has promised sports fans that whatever happens 'your screens won't go blank'.

Sunday, 12 September, 2010, 12:00am

Sports fans face threat of TV viewing drought

The prospect of blank television screens is looming large for Hong Kong sports fans, as protracted contract talks between ESPN Star Sports and PCCW go down to the wire.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Global audience to watch live action

Viewers in more than 80 million homes from Africa to the US will be able to watch all the action as it unfolds. Dubai-based host broadcaster Taj TV will show live action via its Ten Sports network. The commentary team will include Waqar Younis who played in the inaugural tournament in 1992 for eventual winners Pakistan.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

HKCA signs lucrative deal with Taj TV

An estimated 100 million fans around the world will be able to watch the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes after organisers confirmed the biggest TV deal in the tournament's history.

The event will be broadcast live by Dubai-based Taj TV on its Ten Sports outlet.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

IPL fans see red over being left in the dark

Frustration as Hong Kong TV viewers miss out

Hong Kong fans were left in the dark as the Indian Premier League got under way in sensational fashion yesterday with a glitzy opening ceremony followed by New Zealand's hard-hitting batsman Brendon McCullum continuing the fireworks by powering his way to the highest individual score in a Twenty-20 match.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Stay tuned for job opportunities

Market insiders predict Beijing Olympics will spur growth in region

New media platforms, high-quality programming and viewers hungry for more choice and specialisation mean sports broadcasters will be in big demand in Asia.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of pay-TV services?

I refer to the letter from Elgen Kua of ESPN Star Sports (Talkback, September 22), commenting on my letter of September 17.

I will not argue over the date of my unfortunate experience. From Elgen Kua's description it was very likely September 2.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Do you think Discovery Bay has a problem with its teens?

I refer to the report, 'Discovery Bay drug reports spur patrols' (July 16). We read it with concern as it has portrayed Discovery Bay as an unsafe place for youngsters. It remains an extremely safe community, and the actions of isolated individuals do not detract from this.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Have you had trouble with pay-TV companies?

I refer to two letters regarding Now TV (Talkback, July 11). First, with reference to Angela Soh's letter, we would like to thank her for being a Now TV customer and apologise for any inconvenience.

It appears Ms Soh has misunderstood the offer we had communicated to her earlier this year.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Enjoy the wide choice of TV action - but it ain't gonna last

We are in the midst of the golden age of televised sports here in Hong Kong. Seriously, we get virtually everything. I don't mean every single game in every sport. I mean virtually every single meaningful game in every sport is now offered.

Some, like the NHL and college basketball, are available on a pay-per-view basis. But the point is they are available.

26 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

On the box


Super Soccer Channel (CABLE Channel 61): 8pm English FA Cup, quarter-final, Manchester United v Fulham (LIVE). 10.30pm German Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v VfB Stuttgart (LIVE).

6 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Cable TV plugs hole for fans with special interests

Another cable television sports channel launched last week offers even more viewing options to armchair fans in Hong Kong.

'Ten Sports', which started broadcasting in 2002, will appeal to 'special interest' - especially cricket - fans, said Eric Lo, executive director of Cable TV subscription services.

23 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

TV soccer fans face FA Cup blackout

Hong Kong football fans are facing an English FA Cup TV blackout for the first time in seven years, after Cable TV admitted yesterday it could not strike a deal with the company holding the rights to the competition.

The news came after weeks of haggling between Cable and UK-based broadcast rights holder Octagon CSI International failed to yield a result.

16 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

TV fans on the sidelines as FA Cup hots up

TV soccer fans will miss out on the third round of the English FA Cup, which kicks off tonight.

5 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Plenty of quality viewing if you can see through the smoke of battle

The Premier League is back with us on a major channel in Hong Kong, starting tomorrow with the live match from Upton Park, Liverpool v West Ham. The fact that it is now on ESPN, rather than Cable Sports, should be immaterial to most fans. That simple change of channel hides a summer of scare stories that reflect badly on all concerned, but more of that later.

17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am